A new trend in school vending is helping students save time while eating healthy meals

smart-vending-machinesViviana Sanchez surveyed the long lunch line at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla., and pondered her options.

She was glad she had options.

Instead of waiting forever in the cafeteria line for a less-than-appetizing meal, the sophomore strolled over to a vending machine and had her lunch within seconds.

“I like this better,” Sanchez said after pulling out a yogurt parfait and chocolate milk from Star Food Healthy Express machine. “This tastes better, and it’s quicker...

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